All posts by Patrick Simms

A Reenergized Meetings and Conventions Market Is Leading the Charge to Diversity Growth Beyond Gaming

The city is on track to realize a 20 percent increase over 2014 in its meetings business this year.

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A Reenergized Meetings and Conventions Market Is Leading the Charge to Diversity Growth Beyond Gaming

The city is on track to realize a 20 percent increase over 2014 in its meetings business this year.

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What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

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They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

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‘Experience Design’ Gives Attendees a Reason to Stay and Explore

Event organizers need to find ways to make the trade show floor experience appealing at the very least and dazzlingly memorable at best.

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‘Experience Design’ Gives Attendees a Reason to Stay and Explore

Event organizers need to find ways to make the trade show floor experience appealing at the very least and dazzlingly memorable at best.

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Input From Planners Is the Key to Successful Convention Center Improvement Projects

Convention center improvement projects are often major investments that have the potential to boost group business along with the local economy.

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Input From Planners Is the Key to Successful Convention Center Improvement Projects

Convention center improvement projects are often major investments that have the potential to boost group business along with the local economy.

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Safety and Security Concerns Have Never Been Greater

For meeting and incentive program planners, the first step to risk assessment is risk awareness.

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Safety and Security Concerns Have Never Been Greater

For meeting and incentive program planners, the first step to risk assessment is risk awareness.

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Make the Experience a Win-Win for Everybody

Volunteers gain new opportunities while associations gain loyalty and intellectual capital.

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Make the Experience a Win-Win for Everybody

Volunteers gain new opportunities while associations gain loyalty and intellectual capital.

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CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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